Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Here's me, Les, and Sophie before the race got started.
I feel like I just have to take a moment to talk about stuff. I'm sitting here, pretty amazed at God's goodness in my life. Despite my crazy week, I was reminded today how much I have to be thankful for. There are so many things in my life that I have been blessed with...family, a home, provisions in several different forms, and so much more. Today, though, the "stuff" I wanted to talk about is friendships. God has blessed me with some incredible friendships over the years. Several of which I still keep in touch with even today. I could go on and on about these women because they're all pretty great. Today, though, I had a new experience with a friend. You see that lady up in the picture with me? Well, she's one of my newest and closest friends. Her name is Leslie and I feel so blessed to have her in my life! We began our friendship as more of a mentor/mentee situation. She has wisdom about eating right, exercise, and walking with the Lord, and other areas that I really wanted to grow in. Then our friendship grew into one of the closest I've had in several years. Last summer, for the first time, I started trying to run. She encouraged me along the way, giving me tips and things to try. We were working towards a race. Today was race day. Now Leslie can run a mile and a 5K with no problem, but today she ran right next to me. She didn't care about getting a certain time or winning, she was there to support me. When I needed to slow down, she gave me tips and encouraged me. When I wasn't sure if I could pick it back up, she got me going. We even sprinted to the finish. As she said, "there are a lot of metaphors to life" when you think about this whole race thing. Today I'm just bursting with gratitude and love for a friend who will stick right next to me and run the race of life with me, giving me advice, praying for me, hanging out, and so much more. I hope we'll have many years of running the race together!
Friday, March 25, 2011
I don't have to tell you how excited I am to read my first Julie Lessman book!
One more thing. Tomorrow is a big day! I'm running in my first ever race. This is huge for me! The hubby, the kids, and I will be heading out early in the morning to Albany so that I can have this experience with one of my best friends, Leslie. She had been encouraging me, helping me prepare, motivating me, and so much more. I am so thankful that I get to share this with her! Since this is my first race, we're going to start with just the 1 mile....but 1 mile is big for me! Please pray for me! I want to have a good time and do my very best! Pictures will be coming...for sure! : )
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Here is a mixed clip...enjoy!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Me at Hello There Cupcake (isn't it cute?!)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
So, if you're ever in need of a nice, not too expensive duvet cover, check out Ikea! They have a lot of variety!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This week we're studying Q and R together. Today we focused on Q and talked about quilts. We looked at the different quilts, the patterns, and colors. Then I gave them a piece of paper with a rectangle drawn on it with some fabric squares I had cut out.
Then the girls glued the squares onto their paper to make their own "quilt".